Post Tagged with: "net metering"

How much will California’s AB 1139 gut the economics of rooftop solar?

How much will California’s AB 1139 gut the economics of rooftop solar?

June 2, 2021 at 5:23 pm 1 comment

California is about to vote on AB 1139 — a controversial bill that would allow utilities to charge a home solar owners a monthly fee while also reducing export payback (UPDATE: This bill was voted down). The most vocal opponent of this attempt to change the economics of rooftop solarRead More

Missouri legislature, electric co-ops look to charge solar customers more

Missouri legislature, electric co-ops look to charge solar customers more

February 19, 2021 at 10:30 am Comments are Disabled

The Missouri Solar Energy Industries Association (MOSEIA) sent word that the state’s upcoming HB539 and SB178 bills, which seek to modify the state’s net-metering program, could negatively impact homeowners and small businesses who generate their own solar power. While current law prohibits utilities from charging solar customers differently than non-generators,Read More

Illinois Commission sides with solar in Ameren’s attempt to skirt net metering rules

Illinois Commission sides with solar in Ameren’s attempt to skirt net metering rules

December 4, 2020 at 9:37 am Comments are Disabled

The Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) voted 4-1 on Wednesday to reject Ameren Illinois’ proposed calculation of the number of solar net metering customers in their territory, resulting in the reopening of full retail net metering in their service territory. The decision will allow new solar customers to participate in theRead More

Duke Energy, solar industry agree on ‘Solar Choice Net Metering’ plan in South Carolina

Duke Energy, solar industry agree on ‘Solar Choice Net Metering’ plan in South Carolina

September 17, 2020 at 11:29 am Comments are Disabled

Duke Energy says it has reached an agreement with leading solar installers, environmental groups and renewable energy advocates that, if approved by regulators, will create long-term stability for the residential solar industry in South Carolina. The deal will provide options for customers while allowing the company to address increasing electric demandRead More

Berkshire Bank signs community solar net metering agreement with Nexamp

Berkshire Bank signs community solar net metering agreement with Nexamp

September 2, 2020 at 11:51 am Comments are Disabled

  Corporations and large organizations looking to embrace clean energy have a number of compelling options today, but a community solar subscription provides a unique opportunity in scale and savings potential, while helping to green the grid in the areas they work. Berkshire Bank, the largest community bank headquartered inRead More

New laws open the door for solar in Southwest Virginia

New laws open the door for solar in Southwest Virginia

June 15, 2020 at 11:52 am Comments are Disabled

The coal mining industry has been declining for decades in the far southwestern corner of Virginia, a trend made even worse of late due to the pandemic. The region has experienced a significant economic downturn as a result, with unemployment and poverty levels rising as no new opportunities have successfullyRead More

As Illinois nears the end of net metering, solar installers make the case that it’s too soon

As Illinois nears the end of net metering, solar installers make the case that it’s too soon

April 15, 2020 at 11:01 am Comments are Disabled

From the Energy News Network: Solar installers in Ameren Illinois’ territory have hit a key milestone, prompting a regulatory process with high stakes for the future of rooftop solar in the state. Illinois’ 2017 Future Energy Jobs Act calls for replacing retail net metering with a localized value-of-solar rate asRead More

Solar advocates in Iowa may have reached a net metering compromise with local utility

Solar advocates in Iowa may have reached a net metering compromise with local utility

March 5, 2020 at 2:19 pm Comments are Disabled

A proposal in Iowa, which still needs to pass in the legislature, would preserve net metering and let utilities recoup costs faster. After years of tussling over net metering rules, Iowa solar advocates and the state’s largest utility finally found common ground recently on one core point: They all wantRead More

Ipsun Solar hires government adviser to boost advocacy efforts in Virginia

Ipsun Solar hires government adviser to boost advocacy efforts in Virginia

January 13, 2020 at 3:57 pm 1 comment

Ipsun Solar, a premier solar installer in Northern Virginia, has brought on Alan S. Larsen as senior adviser for governmental and legal affairs. Among his initial endeavors, Larsen will coordinate the company’s effort to advocate for improved solar policy in Virginia. “So much of the progress on energy production andRead More

The 19 best Solar Builder articles from 2019

The 19 best Solar Builder articles from 2019

December 31, 2019 at 8:06 am Comments are Disabled

Looking back at 2019, if I had to pick a pun moniker for the solar industry (and I do), it wasn’t so much a ‘solar-coaster’ as it was a ‘solar derby.’ Established companies, technologies and ideas were all bashing into each other, forming alliances and finding other competitive edges toRead More